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Jan 9, 2010 6:00pm EST
training camps in pakistan and yemen and other countries that want to an attack us in the united states. >> reporter: this family in finland will keep flying. >> we cannot live with the fear. we have to live our lives. >> reporter: he says, if not, the terrorists have won. in newark, new jersey, karen brown, cbs news. >> speaking of air travel, an event in the sky for airtran passengers as the tsa says a flight on the way from atlanta to san francisco had to be diverted to colorado springs due to an unruly passenger. he locked himself in the bathroom and what he did next was frightening. >> unruly passenger came out of the bathroom with no shoes or socks and a razor. >> they tasered the man. he fell to the ground. >> bomb-sniffing dogs searched the plane. no explosives or evidence of terrorism were found. after a three-hour delay, the plane continued on to the destination of san francisco. >>> maryland will discussion stiffer laws for child sex offenders. wee have suzanne collin was more. sarah haley foxwell's body was found in the woods on christmas day. thomas james leggs has b
CBS
Jan 24, 2010 6:30pm EST
recording says he's osama bin laden and he's threatening the united states. >> america will never dream of living in peace. >> reporter: the arab network al-jazeera was the first to launch the tape. >> our attacks on you will continue. >> reporter: he also threatens president obama with more attacks on the u.s. if america continues to support israel. the obama administration is firing back. >> this is somebody that has to pop up in our lives over an audiotape because he's nothing but a cowardly murderess thug and terrorist. >> reporter: experts say it is similar to previous recordings by osama bin laden and that it does suggest another attack could occur within the next 12 months. >> we are going to continue to be on the offense against bin laden, against al-qaeda to protect the american people. >> reporter: in the minute long tape, bin laden also prays the would be christmas day bomber who admits to being trained by al-qaeda in yemen but terrorism experts say there is no evidence whatsoever that bin laden had anything to do with abdulmutallab's plot and the tape may be an attempt by bin l
CBS
Jan 5, 2010 4:00pm EST
gathered there. the president will be making very strong statements relative to the united states' position on the issue with the bombing and additional security that is takiki place right now at airports around the world. as you know, from have been increased security measures put in place at airports for people entering the united states, including patdowns, additional screenings and some cases they are hand checking luggage and going through every, single item that's inside a piece of luggage before allowing it to be put on board an therapy is inbound for the united states. the president, of course, was in hawaii at the time of this bombing, the attempted bombing of the flight that arrived in detroit, michigan a couple of weeks ago, and he has made strong statements in terms of what happened and why it happened. a lot of finger pointing has been going on for the past week or so over who is responsible for allowing this passenger to get on board with explosives in his underwear. you'll recall a gentleman from africa was on his way to the united states and attempted to ignite a substance p
CBS
Jan 7, 2010 4:00pm EST
knew that they sought to strike the united states, and that they were recruiting operatives to do so, the intelligence community did not aggressively follow up on and prioritize particular streams of intelligence, related to a possible attack against the homeland. second, this contributed to a larger failure of analysis. a failure to connect the dots of intelligence that existed across our intelligence community and which, together, could have revealed that abdulmutallab was planning an attack. third, this, in turn, fed into shortcomings in the watch community, which resulted in this person being placed on the no-fly list, thieb -- thereby allowing him to board the plane in amsterdam. in summary, the u.s. government had the information, scattered throughout the system, to potentially uncover this plot and disrupt the attacks. rather than a failure to collect or share intelligence, this was a failure to connect and understand the intelligence that we already have. and that's why we took swift action in the immediate days following christmas, including reviewing and updating the ter
CBS
Jan 11, 2010 4:00pm EST
nice warming heading our way throughout the united states states. the jet stream going up. miami will probably be in the mid-70s by wednesday. tonight, cloudy skies, maybe a few flurries later on. 36 tomorrow, sun and clouds, it will be breezy behind the front and it will feel colder than today. >>> coming back and look at the end of the week warmup in a few minutes. >>> i can't wait for that. >> 40 feels like summer. >> still to come. >> remember this, when the may flower trucks hit the baltimore colts to indianapolis. the baltimore ravens are heading to indianapolis. i'm jessica kartalija in baltimore city. coming up, more on the big rivalry and the game we're all looking forward to ,,,,,,,,,,,,, . >>> coming up next onune at 5:00. a very important win. wjz is live with complete coverage. >>> transition of power. i'm mike hellgren at city hall. staying on this important story with mayor sheila dixon, and soon-to-be mayor stephanie rawlings-blake. what they're up to today. >>> parts of the country, thawing out from a deep freeze. this, as we prepare to welcome warmer temperatures. th
CBS
Jan 14, 2010 6:00pm EST
the aic chill is really-- aic chill is really gone from the united states. right here, only a few clouds. nothing on the radar scan. temperature now has dropped to 40. we got up to 50 degrees, a little after 3:30 this afternoon. this is the warmest day we've had so far this entire year. tim has a look at some of the national temperatures. and you can clearly see that the really cold, arctic air has gone away. tim? >> reporter: definitely, the national temperatures tell the story. what we have been dealing with and what is to come. let's take a look and give you an idea of where the temperatures appear to be cold. up toward the north dakota- south dakota, over toward montana. really, that is about a 50- degree swing in temperatures from where they were in the negative 20-degree range. now they're up and the temperatures down toward the south look near dallas at 52. 57 down near new orleans. than area is coming -- air can s coming in our direction. while we're looking at temperatures in the 40s today, we'll be closer to about 50 for tomorrow and the next two days. that will be a wel
CBS
Jan 11, 2010 5:00pm EST
united states, trust me, this dnc chairman would be scheming for his -- screaming for his head. >> reporter: republicans argue there is a double standard in washington when it comes to race. they point to the controversy that caused trent lott his position. >> lott was forced to resign his leadership post. but b.e.t. commentator jeff johnson says the situations don't compare. >> what we heard on the other side with trent lott was about seeing a system maintained that did gradated a system of people. those aren't the same kind of comments. >> reporter: reid may survive the controversy now. but it promises only to complicate what was already shaping up tora -- to be a tough re-election battle in november. >> joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> reid said attorney general eric holder, who is black, would be willing to make public statements on his behalf. >>> still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00. gay marriage fight. the cases could pay the way for making the cases legal nationwide. >>> an extra time a -- dime a drink. a new state tax on hard liquor could help fund social services
CBS
Jan 21, 2010 6:00pm EST
. >> reporter: haitians camped out overnight, hoping $50 or $100 from relatives in the united states would be here, waiting for them. rob morrison, wjz eyewitness news. >> among those who live in the earthquake, a north baltimore man, who arrived less than 24 hours ago. he tells his story only to wjz. eyewitness news is live from his neighborhood. and weijia jiang has more from the victim's firsthand account. >> baby, i love you! >> reporter: exactly one week ago, the phone was the only way she connected with her husband who had been in haiti since mid- december. >> and i don't think i will stop worrying until he gets home. >> reporter: he came home to baltimore, on wednesday night. then dozens of people surprised baratte at his house. but the day after, when the visitors have gone, was too much time to think on his own, baratte only hears the screams. >> everybody out there, crying, screaming "why, god, why?" you see all of the nightmare. you see kids crying, babies. >> reporter: it was the haitian's first trip back to haiti in 21 years. >> everything was shaken. >> reporter: barati took mor
CBS
Jan 13, 2010 4:00pm EST
. there is thousands of patients who are living in the united states that is worried about their families back home. >> they have watched the news reports, they have prayed for miracles, they are trying to reach their loved ones. paul called his younger brother patrick, asking what happened. >> what matters right now is i am here, and i am okay. >> >> laree ford worried about her family. >> everybody is in panic mode right now not knowing who is okay, who is not okay. >> >> rico dupree operates a radio station in new york that reaches out to those at home. >> it's torture. they want to see, they want to know, they can't. >> it's a back-drop of overwhelming dedication, there is signs of hope. >> she managed to reach her fatherly cell phone. >> how did that feel? >> all i heard was hello, and i heard my daughter say, daddy, and i was, all right, that's all i need to know. >> >> we have one couple who is sharing the terrifying ordeal. >> moment after the hurricane hit, frank got a call from julian, and she was trapped and she could not be saved for 12 together. >> i could hear her v
CBS
Jan 27, 2010 6:00pm EST
president of the united states shall be pleased to make. and with that, president obama will deliver his first state of the union address. it will focus largely on the number-one issue on the minds of so many americans: jobs and the economy. chip reid is at the white house tonight and, chip, he's got their attention. people want action, so what is
CBS
Jan 22, 2010 5:00pm EST
. united states search and rescue teams have not pulled any survivors from the rubble in more than 24 hours. so the focus is now on keeping the people who survive the quake alive. in a few days, the government will move 400,000 people out into the outskirts of the capital. >>> a fort meade family who lost two children in last week 53 quake -- quake were comforted today. alexalex demetrick reports, they were at the service, where loss was met with prayer. >> reporter: inside the chapel, devastation was met with devotion. >> with quiet confidence, we offer our prayers for you, the people of haiti, stricken by violence, terrified, and devastation on a national scale. >> oh, lord, hear our prayers. >> reporter: and for the family, haiti's nightmare is their own. they were there for the funeral of larose's father, when would quake hit. three stories of concrete fell. de la rosa's 9-year-old son luis philippe was killed. as was their 11-year-old daughter deborah. >> i lost two of my children. last week was very difficult for me and my family. we grieve for my family and for all of the haiti
CBS
Jan 22, 2010 4:00pm EST
what we do not only across the united states, but especially as a military community, bonding with family, with loved ones. >> reporter: brothers in arms, drawing ranks against grief. even as the larosas reach out to others. >> my heart goes to all the haitians and the families who have suffered further loss during the quake. and in the coming week, i hope you will keep my children and the people of hate neyour thought -- haiti in your thought and prayers. >> reporter: alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> and as part of our continuing community commitment, wjz is proud to bring you "hope for haiti," a global, commercial-free telethon, hosted by george clooney, wyclef jean, and anderson cooper. hope for haiti features celebrity appearances. you can see it live here on wjz 13, beginning tonight at 8:00. >>> a presidential task force is recommending that 35 guantanamo bay detainees face trial here in the united states. five of those would be tried in federal court in new york. another six will face military commissions. this comes as president obama works to close guantanamo bay pr
CBS
Jan 20, 2010 5:00pm EST
central portion of the united states. moving pretty much from west to east. most will pass to our south. this storm is weakening. and strung out because of big area of high pressure. cool, dry air is pushing to the south. some northern fringes. and freezing rain across portions of indiana. and all of this is moving off to the east. eventually, another system out to the west will approach us. and that's going to bring us another chance of precip, when that low gets a little closer, it's going to redevelop across the coast. and that's going to push closer. you can see the model, to the north. not much at all. it may be even sunnier on friday. portions of our region will probably see at least several hours of mixed precip late tomorrow night into friday morning before it cuts out. once it moves offshore, we'll get dryer air moving in for the weekend. at least for saturday, looks good. sunday, another storm could bring rain overnight. east winds on the bay. 10 to 15 knots. then cloudy. mainly to the south of us. 28 tonight. then tomorrow, back up to 40. above freezing. mostly cloudy.
CBS
Jan 1, 2010 5:00pm EST
entire united states this year. >> wow. >> the whole thing was really just unexpected. i mean, i just expected to have a baby. and the big joke was everyone saying, you gotta get her in for the tax deductions, that sort of thing. but this is a lot neater. >> also get a good deduction next year. they are proud parents of a 16- month-old girl. >> that was a healthy-looking baby. >>> and working new year's eve, just like a lot of other people. and thank goodness for them. >>> still to come on wjz eyewitness news. not your average high-speed chase. a post office employee leads police on a wild ride. >>> facebook in the courtroom. how the social networking site is now popping up in many divorce cases. >>> i'm bernadette woods in the first warning five-day forecast. we'll have your exclusive first warning weather. >>> first a reminder, the stock market was closed for the holiday. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,, >>> welcome back, everybody. much calmer out there right now, as you see this time yesterday. and tomorrow, nothing really coming out of the sky. but we do expect the winds to pick
CBS
Jan 8, 2010 6:00pm EST
the entire eastern half of the united states. and that would be with us all weekend long. the breeze would eventually die down late tomorrow night and sunday. lots of sunshine around here. and temperatures, 20s to the low 30s is about as warm as we'll get. on the bay tomorrow, winds can gust in the afternoons, highs as high as 25 knots or so. small craft advisory through sunday afternoon. tonight, then, it's going to be cold. upper teens. some areas low to midteens. 19, officially at bwi, with clear to partly cloudy skies. a lot of sun. breezy. once again, no skating. that water and ice has to be at least 4 to six inches thick. >> just go to the rink. inside. >> has not been cold enough long enough. >>> still ahead. model murder. a gruesome case after a beautiful young woman is killed. her body set on fire in a dumpster. >>> president obama calling for more full body scanners at airports across the nation. bwi already has four of them. but are you comfortable going through one? i'm mary bubala, that story just ahead. >>> winter blast. record snow. record cold temperatures acro
CBS
Jan 6, 2010 5:00pm EST
working on the claim tracks. accidents claimed $450 lines across the united states, 7 of them in maryland. >> i tried calling the county and everything, and they said oh well and put you on old. >> reporter: grief counselors were on duty today. >> saw people walking down the hallways crying and tearing up. >> thank god this doesn't happen often. it's awful when it does, but we want to keep the kids normalized, get them pack to work at school. >> reporter: this tragedy seems to have hit home for some who have been using this as a short cut. >> i think i'm going to take the long way. if not, try to find a ride. >> reporter: baltimore county police have two accident investigator has to specialize in train crashes. they'll be the ones preparing the final report on this incident which they are calling a true accident. they say no charges will be filed in this case. ? the accident temporarily shut down a.m. track passenger lines all along the north corridor. >> pope benedict celebrated mass to welcome epiphany today. it is the holiday known as the feast of the three rings. the last pub
CBS
Jan 28, 2010 6:00am EST
united states. >> reporter: president obama enters congress for his first state of the union address. one year in, the president says that the economy and job creation are at the top of his agenda. >> people are out of work, they're hurting. they need our help. i want a jobs bill on my desk without delay. >> reporter: he spoke about last year's bank bailout. >> i hated it, you hated it, it was about as popular as a root canal. >> reporter: he's proposing new tax credit. >> a new tax credit for one million small businesses who hire new workers or raise wages. while we're at it, let's also eliminate all gains on small business investments and provide a tax incentives for all large businesses an all small businesses to invest in plants and equipment. >> reporter: congress says it does not make sense and will not work. >> reporter: it's a small step. the circumstances of our time demand that we reconsider and restore the proper role of government at every level? the president addressed the debate of health care. >> our approach preserves the rights of americans to keep their doct
CBS
Jan 4, 2010 5:00pm EST
. >>> international travelers are finding security a lot tighter for flights to the united states. security measures are in place for 13 new countries. >> reporter: pat downs, full body scans and full searches of luggage. >> it's difficult but we have to do it. >> reporter: in newarck, passengers said that security was very tight every step of the way. >> they did pat us down, they were very thorough. >> reporter: the new security after an attempt to blow up a plane. the suspect, umar farouk. surveillance video confirms the man managed to enter through an exit, never going through a security check. he left about 20 minutes later but flights were grounded for six hours while the entire terminal was checked. flights are still running on schedule. and security is going to be one of the topics when president obama returns to the united states. >>> all right, well, wow. we are really in some cold weather. >> welcome to winter. this is really standard for january. it's going to remain cold in this five day forecast. right into the weekend, so ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> that is pretty. >> that is partl
CBS
Jan 4, 2010 6:00pm EST
lot tighter for flights to the united states. new security measures are now in effect in 14 countries. jana choi has the latest from newarck airport. >> reporter: pat downs, full body scans and full checks of luggage. travelers from 14 countries are encountering new tougher security screening for flights to the united states. >> it's difficult. but we have to do it. >> reporter: in newarck passengers on international flights say security was very tight every step of the way. >> if they went through all of the carry on suitcases, everything was opened up. and they did pat us down, they were very thorough. >> reporter: the new measures after an attempt to blow up a plane on christmas day. there's new concerns, a man was seen coming in through an emergency exit, never being checked. airport security will be among the first order orders of business when president obama returns to work. >> the transportation security administration outlined the new security rules in a directive sent to airlines sunday. >>> a washington, d.c. couple shocked the nation after getting into a state house dinner
CBS
Jan 10, 2010 8:00am EST
united states. >> but this family from finland says they will keep flying and trust that security is doing their job. >> we have to live our lives. >> reporter: he says if not, then the terrorists have won. >> karen brown, cbs news, newark, new jersey. >> friends of the suspect say he's a good person and meant no harm at the airport. >>> here in maryland, police are trying to track down a man potion as a fire inspector. police are warning business owners, the man pretended to be a fire official in order to get inside then steal property. police say the man has already gained full access to at least six businesses in the area, carrying a flashlight and a belt pouch to look convincing. if someone claims to be any official and wants access to your home or business, remember to ask for a badge. >>> governor martin o'malley is calling for tougher sex laws against child sex offenders. the recent abduction and murder of a little girl on the eastern shore has lawmakers asking how it could have been prevented. susan collins explains, the general assembly begins this week. the issue is high on
CBS
Jan 28, 2010 5:00pm EST
vehicle were involved in some sort of collision, which ruptured this fuel saddle bag. we have units on the scene. also state highway administration officials are on the scene. they have cleaned up some of the accident. but as you can see, the tractor- trailer still remains at the scene. and the spill is causing a major problem. because only one lane is getting by at this point. so as you come up to the harford baltimore line, from back into downtown, you can see the backup extends all the way down below whitemarsh. and 95 at this time is normally very, very heavy. we'll stay on top of the situation and keep you updated. >>> captain mike perry, reporting live. the confessed killer of a kansas abortion provider testified on his own behalf today. scott rotor says he was acting to protect unborn children. his attorney argues that the killing was justified and their client should be convicted of manslaughter, not murder. >> reporter: scott rotor told a kansas court, he had no choice but to kill late-term abortion provider, dr. george tiller. >> why did you kill him? >> if someone did not st
CBS
Jan 20, 2010 4:00pm EST
radicalized, how was he able to board a flight to the united states, with a valid visa? >> the state department says it recent loo installed-- recently installed new name-checking software and new procedures to make sure all security agents get updated information. >> all 299 people on board the northwest flight would likely have died if that explosive device had detonated properly. >>> after three days of rain and flooding, southern california is at risk for mudslides. teri okita reports for wjz from los angeles. >> reporter: with the threat of mudslides looming, sheriff's deputies are going door to door in this l.a. county neighborhood, telling people they have to go. >> we can't stress enough how important it is for all of the residents of this community to leave. >> reporter: it's been raining for days. and the hills are ripe for mudslides. last year's wildfires stripped the land for vegetation. and now the ground can only hold so much water. >> reporter: hundreds of homeowners are being told to evacuate. most are leaving. >> we are packed and ready to go. a few last details and
CBS
Jan 4, 2010 6:00am EST
. >>> flying into the united states got tougher as new security rules go into effect, after the failed bombing of a passenger jet on christmas. we have the lathest. >> reporter: starting today all travelers who want to get into the u.s. will have to play by tough new security rules but people flying from nation's considered to be countries of terrorism or -- carry on searchers and body scab scans are part of late e wave. at least 14 countries are on the list nearly all are muslim. >> philadelphia residents went onramped up but weren't impressed. >> they looked in my bag and missed one bag president it felt very artificial. >> the new guidelines come more than a week after a man allegedly tried to blow up a u.s. bound with plane on christmas day. >>> forced one of the buzziest airports to come to a complete stand still. >> we were simply told to vacate the area and to move upstairs. >> flights were grounded for hours at new jersey's newark airport after a man passed security by entering through a exit. thousands of passen gears had to be rescreened. >> they announced we had to go through securi
CBS
Jan 25, 2010 4:00pm EST
day that mary was just talking about. the tape also threatened new attacks against the united states. >>> what has worried at least one terrorist analyst group has concerned them. >> reporter: the frase, peace be upon those who follow guidance. intel center says the phrase is troubling. >> this phrase, which appears at the beginning and the end of the message, only appears in bin laden's statement, typically in messages that come in advance of an attack. >> reporter: the phrase is no guarantee of an imminent attack. and the british had raised their security level from substantial to severe, even before the latest message. based, they say, on increased chatter on terrorist networks they monitor. but with two high-level conferences here this week, on afghanistan and yemen, raising the threat level was thought prudent. >> we have at all times to take the action necessary to show that we are vigilant. and at the same time to show people around the world that we must work together to deal with this terrorist threat. >> reporter: despite the claims on the audiotape, u.s. official says there is no in
CBS
Jan 15, 2010 5:00pm EST
haitians who are in the united states illegally to remain here because of the earthquakes. >>> and at 7:00 tonight, on the cbs evening news, katie couric will report from haiti on the disaster and the recovery. >>> washington wizards' star, gilbert arenas makes his first court appearance on felony gun charges. vic is live with the latest on a plea agreement. >> this afternoon, arenas pleaded guilty to carrying a pistol without a license in washington, d.c. he walked to the courthouse with his head hung low and did not plead guilty. the charge stems from an incident on december 21st, in which arenas admitted that he stored guns at the locker at the verizon center. arenas will likely face no more than six months behind bars. >>> the three-time all-star is currently serving an indefinite suspension from the nba. >>> two women have been arrested in the investigation. 32-year-old jamal mcdena was found collapsed. he later died of multiple stab wounds. on wednesday, after an ongoing investigation, police searched the home in laurel and arrested two female residents, patricia dove and letici
CBS
Jan 22, 2010 6:00am EST
united states. at the prime rib restaurant in baltimore, city state's attorney says she's concerned about salt, yet also concerned about any attempts to legislate health. >> i don't know if i want, you know, government telling me how much salt to add to my food, but i do think that as consumers, we need to know the risks of certain things. >> and i also think that processed food is where we get most of it rather than from out of the salt shaker. the baltimore city health department says cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in baltimore city. hyper tension or high blood pressure is often a key risk factor in developing cardiovascular disease. and you get hyper tension sometimes from using too much salt. >> the health department plans to encourage local restaurants to post the salt content of their meals. >>> turning to restaurants in sports. one sports bar has gone the extra mile to show its pride by turning the beer blue. the bar owner says the first attempt in dyeing the beer it turned out green and of course that's the color of the new york jets but he tried and tr
CBS
Jan 28, 2010 6:19pm EST
state. the people that give of their time and talents to the air guards and that were able to deploy. >> in warm war -- war and peace. >> it is not clear how long the guard unit will be flying missions in and out of haiti. but they are prepared for 18- hour days. >>> half of the members of the baltimore city council are showing support for a bill that would significantly reduce the power of the mayor. the bill would amend the city charter to change the board of estimates which approves all expenses over $5,000. currently, the five-member board includes the mayor and two mayoral appointees. the point it s to cut from the board -- point is to cut from the board. >>> maryland-based mccormick and company is a global leader in spice making. and now, fortune magazine ranks it as one of the best companies to work for. the governor took a tour of the facility. >> reporter: the governor says the ranking is much more than an honor. he calls it a sign the state is overcoming the economic downturn faster than other states. >> reporter: inside the mccormick company invasion center in hunt valley.
CBS
Jan 20, 2010 6:00am EST
the state would support a new outdoor soccer stadium. it would -- and a proposed location in west port just south of spaghetti junction, it can be used to lure the dc united soccer team away from washington dc. >>> stay with wjz 13 maryland's news station, complete news, traffic and weather still ahead the morning and more on the breaking news in haiti as another ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
CBS
Jan 28, 2010 4:00pm EST
good about the neighbors we have in the state. the people that give of their time and talents. >> it is not clear how long the guard unit will be flying missions in and out of haiti, but they are prepared for 18- hour days. >>> still ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00, more trouble for toyota. additional recalls are spreading around the world. >>> troubled family. a pediatrician is accused in child sex crimes. more about his criminal past. >>> over the last decade, the number of cancer cases has been dropping, but the disease is still claiming lives. >>> the winds are still kicking throughout maryland, but will they blow in a winter storm? the answer is coming up in the first warning forecast. ,,,, i was always going having to go in the middle of traffic and just starting and stopping. having to go in the middle of a ballgame and then not being able to go once i got there. and going at night. i thought i had a going problem. my doctor said i had a growing problem. it wasn't my bladder. my prostate was growing. i had an enlarging prostate that was causing my urinary symptoms. my doctor
CBS
Jan 14, 2010 4:00pm EST
retail industry after the holiday rush. >>> the united states has grounded all planes bound for haiti at the request of the haitian government. these include flights carrying humanitarian aid. there is no room on the ground for the planes and no fuel for the planes to return. they hope to have planes back in the air later today or tomorrow. that is your money watch report. >>> coming up next on eyewitness news at 4:00, back in the hot seat. mark sanford faces his peers as they look to reprimand him to use state aircraft to visit his mistress. >>> the sun was out bringing warmth, but is it all over? the answer is just ahead in first warning weather. >>> eyewitness news is always on. go to wjz.com for the latest on the news and weather. >>> finally a break in our temperatures. the cold grip that had us by the neck haslett us go. we are looking at 49 degrees. it feels like a heat wave compared to the 20s and 30s. 49 is above the average for this time of year of 41. we have finally gone above the normal temperatures. 18 is the dew point now. 28% relative humidity with a nice south wind at
CBS
Jan 26, 2010 6:09pm EST
productive plant in the united states of america. >> reporter: the money will go toward a new facility that will build electric motors to be used in hybrid and electric cars and trucks. >> this is the first facility here in the entire country to make these electric motors. >> the expanse of this -- expansion of this plant will generate a significant influx of income and jobs in the greater baltimore area. >> reporter: allison says 200 people will be added to their staff. and the announcement ensures current employees job security. >> being a gm employee for as long as i have, this is actually new. and as they indicated, you went from having jobs that were in mexico, well, potentially in mexico, now they're coming to us here in maryland. >> reporter: the plant first went green by manufacturing hybrid transmissions. >> this is a big announcement for maryland. and potentially a big announcement for our country. because this is the next generation of electric ride motors for automobiles. >> reporter: in addition to the 200 jobs created here in in maryland, gm estimates some 1700 new jobs will b
CBS
Jan 11, 2010 6:00pm EST
chronic kidney disease in the united states, where over 20 million people have kidney problems or decreased kidney function. so i think the burden is on us to look at all of the potential factors that might contribute to this. >> the researchers say the study points to more kidney trouble for the nation down the road. as children get older, they face additional risk factors for things like high blood pressure and diabetes. >> it can also come from pottery, jewelry, soil, and drinking water in older communities. >>> well, bob turk has one word in his vocabulary we like. it's warmer. >> tad warmer will be visiting us. >> we love that man. >> by wednesday and by friday, it may be much warmer. that's has brother. [ laughter ] >>> winds are dead calm. barometer holding steady. come back and look at a few flurries around the region after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, i calculate my own payroll. it works... pretty well. right, guys? announcer: there's an easier way. do your payroll with intuit online payroll. just enter employee hours. it calculates all the taxes and creates paychecks. get a
CBS
Jan 19, 2010 6:00pm EST
covering for you right now in the situation in haiti. the u.n. and the united states are sending more troops to haiti to aid in restoring order. u.s. officials are trying to put down the outburst of violence that has slowed the distribution of aid. an estimated 200,000 people have died in the week after the earthquake struck. and there are 10s of thousands of people who have been injured. >>> and some of those victims will be sent to the usns comfort, the hospital ship, based in baltimore. scott broom is aboard the comfort and reports for wjz. drills are under way to make sure everything is ready to go. >>> i'm scott broom on the u.s. naval hospital ship, comfort. we're closing in on haiti now. and as we get closer and within the 100-mile range of the medivac choppers here, we're expecting the immediate transfer of patients to the ship. that could come as early as this evening. >> reporter: those first haitians are likely to come from the aircraft carrier charles vinson. today, we have the last of the most intense of the drills to get ready. all of this is going on, as many of the sen
CBS
Jan 13, 2010 6:00am EST
all these great civilizations and it was only here for like 150 to 200 years. the united states is just a little bit further than that but those people boom, gone, disappears. interesting he brings that up with atl. >> i keep talking like i'm educated i'm going to blow my image. we're taking a break and com,,,, >>> we're coming up on updates from sharon and marty. >> let's take a look at the forecast today. 24, no windchill, an honest 24 degrees. quite a difference from yesterday. sunny, patchy clouds, 38 degrees. call it 40 is going to be the high. now over to sharon in traffic control. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. not such a bad thing on area roadways. no delays. fire activity continues in the city on north avenue between division street. watch for equipment and watch for ice on southbound york road because of a water main break. there's a look at your drive times and your speeds. 44 miles an hour with a 14-minute drive time between 795 and 95. there's a look at that delay on the outer loop at liberty road. this traffic report brought to you by harford's premier athletic
CBS
Jan 26, 2010 5:00pm EST
quake, thousands of haitians are clamoring to flee to the united states. >> stop pushing! >> reporter: pushing, shoving to get past armed troops for a stamp of approval from the u.s. embassy. >> you're an american citizen? >> yes. and they should treat me as such. >> as you can see, we get 2,000 people. we work through 2,000, and we get another 2,000 the next day. >> reporter: already, they have fled, and more and more are leaving every day to get away from the widespread devastation and the squalor of the makeshift tent cities. for those who remain, the issue is jobs. there's so much work to be done. but so far, no organized reconstruction. no one is hiring. fruflteration is-- frustration is rising. >> and i think you guys should create work for food. not just making them wait in line like animals. >> reporter: until then, it's likely more people will line up at the u.s. embassy, desperate to get out of haiti. bill whittaker, cbs news, port- au-prince, haiti. >> there are new estimates tonight that it could take 10 years to rebuild all of the areas destroyed by the haiti earthquake.
CBS
Jan 23, 2010 6:00am EST
by the end of five-day. >>> this year in the united states, nearly 9,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer. beating the disease will take its toll on the family. >>> one baltimore county organization is hoping to solve an overlooked problem that arises during treatment. >> love you. by sweetie. >> -- bye, sweetie. >> bye. >> reporter: emily is shy and not used to being the center of attention. >> happy now. >> reporter: consider this. >> i get needles and stay in the hospital. >> reporter: at age five she found out. >> she had acutelymoblastomic. >> she wanted to be here instead of going to school. >> we rarely took her out. if we did, she 4 to wear a mask, she was bald, and she didn't feel well. >> reporter: she's now in long- term remission. her parents would have loved a place to keep up with school expectations. i was. >> so worried about when i would get my grades. >> reporter: and a place where she could have felt normal. i was. >> scared. >> we want to give them the opportunity to continue their childhood. >> reporter: enter the cool kids campaign. >> they deserve to hav
CBS
Jan 26, 2010 6:00am EST
facility, unique museums. >> yep. >> in the entire united states. >> right now on key highway, very friendly joint. you have to love it. all right. thank you. have a great day. see you. >> thank you. you time. there's still time for area high school students to join our black history month, as well as scholarships, the deadline is this coming saturday. for more information, you can call 410-578-7570, or you can go to our web site, wjz.com, and click on our contests section. will be back in about 190 clicks. don't go away. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> now first warning weather complete forecast and the first warning of severe weather. >>> let's look. what we are seeing here is some moisture aloft. it is not necessarily falling but indication it is cloudy out there right now. let's look at the forecast, we are at the anywhere from the low mid-30s to about 38. going to 44 today. it is going to be breezy at times, clouds at times breaking for sun. take it away. >> going green to save green. saving money and protecting the environment at the same time. here is mary bubala on how we can been aen
CBS
Jan 15, 2010 6:00pm EST
opens in the united states. there is talk of expansion and tweaking. the details coming up. >>> this is mark viviano. it's the ravens and the colts in the play-offs. and a reunion, as matt stover kicks against his former team. we'll hear from the former ranks kicker. and the washington wizards talk about lessons learned from the gilbert arenas arrest. that's ahead when eyewitness news continues. >>> it is 6:30. 46 degrees, a few clouds out there. thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. the pentagon has released a new report on the fort hood shooting spree that killed more than a dozen people in november. the bottom line, the military must make changes to prevent another attack. joel brown reports for wjz, the white house is demanding action. >> the u.s. military is not prepared to prevent attacks, like the mass shooting at fort hood in november. a pentagon review concludes, as many as eight midlevel officers could be disciplined for either overlooking or failing to act on warning signs from nidal hassan, until it was too late. now, def
CBS
Jan 26, 2010 4:00pm EST
the united states, pushing, shoving to get past armed troops for a stamp of approval from the u.s. embassy. >> you're an american citizen? >> yes. they should treat me as such. >> as you can see, we get 2,000 a day. we work through 2,000 people and we get another 2,000 the next day. >> reporter: already an estimated 300,000 people have pled port au prince for the country side. more are leaving everyday to get away from the widespread devastation. for those who remain, the issue is jobs. there is so much work to be done but so far no organized reconstruction. no one is hiring. frustration is rising. >> we work for food not just wait in lines like animals. >> reporter: until then, more people will line up at the u.s. em back with your first morning say desperate to get out of haiti. phil whitaker, port au prince, haiti. >> thanks to actor john travolta, the 55-year-old owns his private yet. he and his wife helped to unload everything on the run way before making their return to florida. for more information on how you can help and for additional video, pictures and information on it
CBS
Jan 4, 2010 4:00pm EST
screenings for flights to the united states. >> it's difficult but we have to do it. >> in newark, passengers on international flights say security was very tight every step of the way. >> and they went through all of the carry on suit cases, everything was opened up and they did pat us down, it was very thorough. >> the new measures follow an attempt to blow up an airplane on christmas gay. a man is charged with smuggling chemical explosives on a flight from amsterdam to detroit. that scare sparked additional security measures at airports nationwide but there's a new concern after a security breach here at newark airport. surveillance video con firms the man managed to enter through an exit never going through a security check. he left about 20 minutes later but flights were grounded for six hours while the entire terminal was checked. flights are still running behind schedule. airport security will be among the first orders of business when president obama returns to work on tuesday. janet choi, cbs news, newark, new jersey. >> late this afternoon, the security officer assigned
CBS
Jan 21, 2010 5:00pm EST
the united states, due to a sticking accelerator pedal. the recall involves newer corolla, camry, and rav 4 models. this comes just months after 4 million vehicles were recalled to fix pedal problems, due to out-of-place floormats. for a complete list of all vehicles recalled, you can go to our website, wjz.com. >>> in tonight's wjz healthwatch, doctors may soon have a way to test for post- traumatic stress disorder. researchers were able to detect differences in brain activity, between healthy people and people with ptsd. they say having a device to test for it could speed up treatment. >>> when truth is better than fiction, hollywood movie makers act quickly to get the story on the screen. so when cbs films found out about a father, who against all odds developed a treatment for his children's fatal disease, they went right to work. healthwatch reporter kellye lynn has the story. >> reporter: the illness is known as pompeii disease, which will soon be better understood here in baltimore and around the world, thanks to this latest film, called extraordinary measures, which stars acto
CBS
Jan 6, 2010 6:00am EST
up. >> because of the cold spell that we've seen through most of the united states, that is impacting how investors look at what they think crude oil is going to do and then we're also looking at the fact too that this time last year although gas prices were significantly lower, we were just several months into sort of the financial collapse. >> this graph shows the 12-month national average for gas last year and maryland prices mirrored the nation. >> it could be better. gas prices could be down. i mean, because you know, because of the economy and stuff like that, so i think it would be better. >> experts advise people to keep an eye on their heating bills this winter. the price of home heating oil is also expected to rise. now back to you. >> thank you. and some are predicting gas prices will hit a national average of 3 bucks a gallon by spring. >> the ravens are facing a familiar foe in the playoffs this weekend and there's only one way to beat the patriots and that's to stop tom brady. >> we're going to try to hit the quarterback. that's part of the deal and you try to
CBS
Jan 18, 2010 4:00pm EST
in the united states. >> reporter: after my bpa free diet, he said i was much lower than average. >> how convince are you that elevated level of bpa in people's bodies can lead to cancer, heart disease, obesity and early puberty. >> i and other colleagues of mine had a meeting, said with a high level of confidence, we think bisphenol a is a threat to human health. >> bpa is found in the lining of plastic bottles and metal cans and recycled paper products like pizza boxes and paper napkins. >>> a nice change today. you better believe this one, the cold and rain yesterday. let's look outside. beautiful skies this evening and temperatures warm up to unbutton. i didn't wear a coat to work. wjz has weather and traffic together. >> it was a beautiful afternoon, got in to the low to mid-50s, about everywhere with a lot of sunshine. after yesterday's rain, almost an inch most places yesterday. take a look at radar, it's clear. nothing going on at all. mild, 53 degrees west winds at 9. barometer holding steady a pretty nice day tomorrow and we will start -- there is your temperature. a li
CBS
Jan 16, 2010 6:00am EST
country's main airport to the united states in hopes of speeding up the relieve work. >> everybody is crying and people dying. >> reporter: but time is running short, haitian officials say about 50,000 dead bodies have already been recovered and they fear the death toll from the massive earthquake could climb as high as 200,000. >> rob morrison near the haitian border, wjz eyewitness news. >>> and a large part of the humanitarian effort will be carried out by the usns comfort docked here in baltimore. wjz is live in canton, mike schuh continues our complete coverage as the ship prepares to set off for haiti. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning, they're buttoning up the hatches and making the final preparations to set sail. the orders are cut for 9:00 this morning, departure looks like they'll be leaving ahead of time on their mission of mercy to haiti. as the sunset, the pace picked up as all the components to put a hospital ship to sea came together. tons of food and medical supplies hauled up. 550 sailors, doctors, nurses and support staff bused in. >>> they come from b
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